Reading Challenge 2021: Category Three recommendations

Readers of all ages are invited to join the Hassenfeld Library’s Reading Challenge 2021 for the fun of sharing books with friends and family (and the chance to win prizes, too). Category 3 is a book about food or a book with recipes. Read on for suggestions from our librarians.
By Kate Pritchard, Middle School/High School Librarian

Below are some books that might be good choices for the third category in our annual reading challenge; this category is a book about food or a book with recipes.

Picture books:
“Chef Roy Choi and the Street Food Remix” by Jacqueline Briggs Martin
“Thank You, Omu” by Oge Mora
“Pizza & Taco: Who’s the Best?” by Stephen Shaskan

Chapter books:
“A Dash of Trouble” by Anna Meriano
“Stick Dog Gets the Tacos” by Tom Watson
“Save Me a Seat” by Sarah Weeks & Gita Varadarajan

Middle grade books:
“The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs” by America’s Test Kitchen
“A Place at the Table” by Saadia Faruqi & Laura Shovan
“Slider” by Pete Hautman

Young adult books:
“With the Fire on High” by Elizabeth Acevedo
“Hungry Hearts: 13 Tales of Food & Love” edited by Elsie Chapman & Caroline Tung Richmond
“Relish: My Life in the Kitchen” by Lucy Knisley

Adult books:
“Like Water for Chocolate” by Laura Esquivel
“Fresh Off the Boat” by Eddie Huang
“The Omnivore’s Dilemma” by Michael Pollan

See more suggestions for this category for K-6 readers and young adult & adult readers.

As a reminder, here’s how the challenge works: read at least one book in each category by the end of April and turn in your tracking sheet to the library for a chance to win a prize. Any kind of book counts for the challenge: picture books, audiobooks, graphic novels, poetry, cookbooks, and any other type of book you can imagine.

Visit the library’s Reading Challenge page to learn more about the challenge, to download a tracking sheet, and to get ideas for books in each category.
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